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Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

The Texas Rangers have launched a preliminary inquiry into circumstances surrounding sexual assault at Baylor University.

       
BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board has voted to launch a chaplain endorsement partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

       

Acknowledge institutional and structural racism, workshop speaker urges

Americans need to “turn the mirror inward” and examine systems that exclude, exploit, oppress or underserve people on the basis of race, a racial equity consultant told participants at a Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission workshop.

       
Foster families and children need advocates

Foster families and children need advocates

Texas faces a foster care crisis, but Christians can make a difference through advocacy and by offering support to caregivers, workshop leaders told participants at the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission Advocacy Day in Austin.

       
Discipleship demands engagement with society

Discipleship demands engagement with society

Christian discipleship requires Christians to engage the culture, and that includes political involvement, two social analysts told a Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission conference in Austin.

       
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Waco churches to reproduce The Gathering on Palm Sunday

Waco congregations will sponsor The Gathering, a multi-denomination community worship service, in Baylor University's McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9.

       
Realism and idealism combine to offer a Christian social ethic, Olson asserts

Realism and idealism combine to offer a Christian social ethic

Christians’ ultimate allegiance belongs to the kingdom of God and secondarily to the church, but they also owe loyalty to the nation in which they live—and that may mean getting their hands dirty trying to make it better, theologian and ethicist Roger Olson said.

       
BGCT joins Waxahachie church to provide relief in Kenya

BGCT joins Waxahachie congregation to provide relief in Kenya

When Vaughn Ross, former missionary and member at First Baptist Church in Waxahachie, received word from a pastor in Nairobi that extended drought in North Central Kenya was becoming acute, he reached out to his congregation and Texas Baptists for support.

       
Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor University will comply with privacy laws that protect student records revealing immigration status, but it will not declare itself a "sanctuary campus,"  Interim President David Garland said.

       
BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to participate in its national initiative to address economic challenges facing pastoral leaders.

       
Wayland lecturer urges a biblical view of money management

Wayland lecturer urges a biblical view of money management

A biblical view of money management begins with the understanding that everything belongs to God, Bruce Ammons, author of Conquering Debt God’s Way, told students at Wayland Baptist University.

       
World Series MVP and DBU alum gives glory to God

World Series MVP, DBU alum, gives God the glory

Athletic glory fades, but God’s glory endures, 2016 World Series Most Valuable Player Ben Zobrist told a crowd at Dallas Baptist University.

       
BGCT board votes to remove three churches

BGCT board votes to remove three churches

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board declared three congregations “outside of harmonious cooperation” with the state convention because of their views on same-sex relationships.

       
Baylor regents approve governance changes

Baylor regents approve governance changes

Baylor University regents approved governance changes that create a task force for regent selection and grant voting rights to regents who represent certain constituencies. Changes did not include opening board meetings to the public. 

       
Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

More than 500 religious leaders nationwide—including a Texas Baptist seminary professor—have endorsed a petition seeking a new trial for Texas death row inmate Christopher Young because a prospective juror was excluded on the basis of her church membership.

       
 
 
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